Schiit Saga Thread

Discussion in 'Preamps' started by HitmanFluffy, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. famish99

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    You already bought it, just tell us your thoughts when you get it and others will chime in instead of cluttering the thread.
     
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    I've seen a few mentions of fake tubes I meant more along the lines of that.


    But yeah betterr to ask for in the advice thread I apologize.
     
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  3. msommers

    msommers High on Epipens

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    I can't find the output impedance of the DM Source, but I took at look at some of the ATC pres and their OI is apparently 10...ohms. That low 10K input impedance makes matching pretty tricky, especially anything with tubes.
     
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    Before selling the Saga I gave it a test as a preamp for headphones. Short story, it's not so good, it muddies the sound slightly whatever tube was used. The quickie however retained the clarity and added it's own flavour in the treble.

    Still best preamp is no preamp.
     
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    DM Source is an active preamp, hence I think it would be fine impedance matching wise. The drawback is if you use built in dac, the usable volume pot is not much because the hot output common in Dangerous gear. However, I mostly listen around 75 to 80db.

     
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    I've got a saga and recently put in a soviet Foton 6SN7 from 1953 ish. Bass and Treble are really brought to life. Midrange doesn't seem to take too much of a hit. Huge difference between active and passive with the Foton.

    Haven't listened critically with the Foton, just while working at desk, so no comment on soundstage, separation, imaging.

    The stock tube is pointless. It gives a very very slight gain and warmth to the sound compared to passive.
     

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